Media Modeling: Setting an Example for our Teens
Isn't it assuring, in this age of menacing media, that V-chips and Internet filters can help us monitor our teens? Regrettably, we still lack mechanisms to help us set boundaries for ourselves.
Risks and Signs of Suicidal Behavior
Suicide is common in the adolescent years. Knowing what to look for is the best prevention.
A Parent's Role
Parents can play a key role in preventing eating disorders.
Coming Alongside a Suicidal Teen
If you think your child might consider suicide, here's help.
Drug-Proofing Your Home
If you are to reduce the likelihood of contact with drugs, you should take ongoing, deliberate and proactive steps.
Live and Let Live
When teens struggle with life and death, they need you to reach out and help them.
Prevention Starts at Home
Parents can help their teens beat an eating disorder.
Taming the Internet
The ultimate weapon against Internet abuse is totally pulling its connection. That action is not as simple is you might think.
Teens and Divorce
When parents split, everyone suffers, especially teenagers.
What if Your Teen Already Has a Problem With Drugs?
Resist the urge to wallow in guilt, now's the time to act.
When There are No Goodbyes
Every suicide griever needs immediate support--especially by caring family and friends.
Exerting Influence Over Your Family's Media Choices
Active parents are often the best defense against wrong media choices.
Contributing Factors
Although the following influences do not constitute a comprehensive list of contributing factors, they are often present in eating disorders.
Behind the Scenes of a Teen Pregnancy
A look at the thoughts and feelings she ??? and you ??? are going through.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The pain of a broken relationship is real, but not forever.
Breaking the Cycle
It's not easy, but it is possible to end an addiction.
Depression and Suicide
Teens suffering with depression need to be assessed for their risk of suicide. Pay particular attention to these risk factors.
Faith Helps
God may be the only person who understands what you're going through.
Pure Again
Virginity's well and good," you say, "but not everyone has waited." What can be said to those who have already crossed the line?
Spend It Any Way You Like
Sometimes, the meaning of life is found in the most surprising places.
The Perfect Family
In a world where even the best of families have problems, can there really be a "perfect family"?
The Symptoms of Depression
Most people associate depression with a feeling of gloom or sadness, but there is a much more important set of symptoms to keep in mind.
The Television Time Warp
If you've got more to do than you have hours in the day, it might be time to turn off the television.
Understanding Depression
Depression afflicts everyone at some point. Knowing what to expect can make it easier to address.
When Mom and Dad Split
If divorce brings happiness to the parents, the kids will benefit right?
First Things First
If you are pregnant and unmarried, a teenager living at home or perhaps away at school, right now you are probably afraid. Don???t despair. Your future is changed, but not finished.
It's Up to You
Now there are two lives to consider. Sound scary? If you know the steps, you can make wise decisions.
The Benefits of Counseling for a Pregnant Teen
If your teen is unexpectedly expecting, this article might be just what she needs to make a good decision about raising a child.
What's Good About Sex?
Sex clubs, Internet porn, AIDS ... with so much perversion, it's easy to forget what God intended sex to be.
When She's Expecting
Your pregnant daughter needs you more than ever. Show her your love and support through this time of confusion and heartache.
When Your Son is the Father
Guidance and encouragement can help when your son is involved in a teen pregnancy.
A New Type of Internet Predator
Parents beware of yet another threat girls face—Web sites encouraging binging and purging.
Abortion Risks
While abortion seems like a "quick fix" for a long-term problem, it is a permanent decision that carries physical, emotional and spiritual risks.
Adopting on Your Own
This advice can help single parents who want to adopt children.
Different Homes, Different Values: Uniting Instead of Fighting
The former spouse would walk away or hang up the phone. The anger became a vicious cycle that had to be broken if our stepfamily was to survive.
Forgiveness: What it is and What it Isn't
Understanding and granting forgiveness can help you move past the pain of divorce.
Suggestions for Taming the Tube
Parents hold the key to moderating their children's entertainment.
Things Seen and Unseen
A woman in a white coat walked into the room and flipped on the fluorescent lights, jarring my wife awake. The jarring was just beginning.
Trendsetting Preteens
Parents can point the way to good decisions even when "everybody's doing it."
What the Choice is All About
For a long time it baffled me. I could never understand why anyone would want to be pro-choice. But this past week I finally got it.
You Never Get All the Answers
A couple touched by suicide shares their walk through grief.
Beyond the Gateway
Teenagers who start with cigarettes and beer, often keep going. Here's a look at what lies beyond gateway drugs.
Dare To Be Different
Encouraging individuality is the best way to fend off peer pressure.
Dealing With Bad Behavior
What do you do when a child declares war on your family, the neighborhood or the entire civilized world?
Healthy Communication With Your Ex
Words are powerful. Use them wisely.
How Violent Media Affects the Brain
New research cements a link between violent video games and increased levels of violence in teens
How to Raise Drug-Free Kids
Ten things families can do to prevent drug abuse.
How to Survive the Stormy Teen Years
It's likely the most demanding season of parenthood, but it doesn"t have to be doomed.
Is Sex Ever Really "Safe?"
Despite what Planned Parenthood wants you to believe, saying "no" is still the only real protection.
It Would Never Happen to Us
Teen drug addiction is always some other family's tragedy, until it hits home.
Let go of the Reins
Teaching your children independence starts earlier than you think.
Little Time to Make a Big Difference
Your kids need you to make the most of whatever time you have together..
Looking Beyond Looks
The key to accepting our physical selves starts with the heart.
Model Behavior
When it comes to food and dieting, teens are imitating the stars all the way to illness.
No One's Immune
As the daughter of a Christian physician proves, eating disorders aren't always caused by obvious risk factors.
On Your Own
A lot changes after a divorce occur, most notably, the demands of parenting.
Recognizing an Eating Disorder
Don't miss the signs. Parents need to know how to recognize anorexia and bulimia.
Risk Factors for Premarital Sex
Concerned your teen is having sex? These indicators may help you decide to confront your teen.
She Deserves Better
With so much pornography in our culture, girls need to be aware of the dangerous lies porn tells men about women.
Starting the Healing
Hope comes from knowing we are created by God.
Starving for Acceptance
Here's a parent's guide to eating disorders.
Take Note
Communication is an important part of keeping relationships strong. How do we get this loving message to our teen?
Ten Things Your Teen is Reluctant to Tell You
Just knowing what your teen is thinking can make all the difference.
The Gateway Drugs
How do some teens develop an addiction to cocaine?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Help your teen know what's what when it comes to sex.
The New Virgins
Saving sex for marriage isn't just a passing fad.
The Parent Trap
How can single parents keep their children from assuming adult roles?
The Power of the Media
It's hard to deny that music and visual images have tremendous sticking power. But do those lingering sensations really make a difference?
The Root of the Problem
This is how to recognize the causes and cycles of an eating disorder
The Wounded Spirit
Bullying is not the harmless youthful activity some think it is. It inflicts psychological scars that can last a lifetime.
Under Peer Pressure
The desire to "fit in" drives many changes during the teen years.
Understanding the Stormy Teen Years
It's notoriously rocky, but if you're prepared, you'll be more likely to survive.
When Life Imitates Art
We need to be very careful about what we allow ourselves to watch and listen to. Examples of others who didn't make wise choices are numerous, and some of them are frightening.
Where Do Eating Disorders Come From?
It's not easy to pinpoint the cause of an eating disorder, but therein lies the key to freedom.
Where Is This Coming From?
Help your teen discover the source of his anger.
Why Teens Have Sex
Oh, sure, it's a possibility, but despite what experts tell us, teen sex is not inevitable.
A Big Stink
Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome can occur the first time a user tries huffing or the 100th time he inhales. How do you talk to your middle schooler about the overwhelming dangers of sniffing vapors?
Accepting a New Identity
Unexpectedly widowed, a woman has trouble accepting her role as single parent.
All Ears
Try these techniques for not just listening to your children, but truly hearing what they have to say.
An Endless Debate
As your child moves into his teen years, "rules" should slowly give way to "advice."
Anger Alert
If your teen is angry, getting to the root of the problem may enable the conversation to continue without it turning ugly.
Anger Awareness
Help your teen work through his volatile emotions.
Becoming Detectives
Internet pornographers are working round the clock to get your kids hooked. You're going to have to put in a few hours yourself to combat their efforts.
Big Effects From a Small Screen
Sure, it's a convenient babysitter, but the television can't always be trusted.
Do What I Do
Children learn by watching us live our lives. It is all the more reason to live honorably.
Four Stages of Danger
Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse.
Getting Ready for the Date
Sooner or later your teenager will start dating. What can you do to prepare?
Giving Your Teens a Vision for Sex
There's more to abstinence than saying "no."
Ground Rules
With dozens of entertainment choices available for kids, parents need to establish a family standard.
How Tempting It Is
Giving your kids unrestricted access to the Internet is worse than you may know.
How to Prevent Homosexuality
Parents play a vital role in the development of their children"s sexual identity.
How to Protect Your Teen From Porn
Ignoring the problem will only make it worse.
How to Respect Your Teen
They demand it and often don't deserve it, but respect begets respect.
Is Anybody In There?
Talking with your teen can be a challenge, but it's worth the payoff.
Making Prom a Success
It's possible to set reasonable boundaries and still promote a great night out.

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